2ZZ Engine Swap Install – Celica GT Manual

The early 1ZZ engines are now notorious for piston ring failure and oil consumption. The most popular fix for the Celica GT is upgrading to the more robust 2ZZ-GE engine (and optionally 6-speed transmission) found in the Celica GTS. Better durability, clean OEM-like install and a 50+ horsepower boost makes this swap a no-brainer!

Our most popular install:

  • 2ZZ-GE engine, low mile used, fully inspected, new lift bolts
  • Appx 190hp
  • 6-speed transmission, low mile, fully inspected
  • Toyota OEM engine computer, MWR VVL wiring kit
  • Celica GTS  QRP catalytic converter and midpipe
  • Injen air intake
  • New Exedy clutch, fresh machined flywheel, ARP flywheel bolts
  • TRD “Grippy” 6-speed shift knob
  • MWR shifter cable bushings
  • NGK Iridium spark plugs
  • Expert install labor
  • Synthetic engine oil, synthetic gear oil, K&N oil filter
  • Deduction for trade in of your old engine and transmission in any rebuildable condition
  • Sales tax included

$7895 out the door!

$6695 for engine swap only, reuse your 5-speed transmission


  • Limited slip differential (TRD Helical LSD)  ($999)
  • Substitute freshly rebuilt 2ZZ Street Express engine rather than standard low mile used unit ($3699)
  • PPE long tube header and cat pipe instead of QRP cat pipe ($1489)
  • Apexi Power FC programmable computer ($999) and custom dyno tune ($300)
  • Stage 2 MWR camshafts and MWR valve springs ($1670)
  • MWR Supercharger kit (240+ hp) (includes uprated stage 1 clutch, fuel injectors, Power FC,  TVS900 supercharger kit, dyno tuning, install labor) ($5495)